May 14, 2021

Brett Gardner on his Yankees future, Gerrit Cole impressions (New York Post)

Veteran Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.

Q: Have you given thought to how much longer you want to play?
A: At this point, I’m just kind of taking things one year at a time. I’ve really always looked not too far into the future, obviously. The contract that I signed, the Yankees have a team option on me for next year. In a perfect world for me, I stay healthy and have a good season and they pick that option up and I come back and do it all over again. For me, I’m just focused on this current season and literally taking things one day at a time, trying to get prepared for a season. I know it sounds cliche, but I kind of learned that from some guys that I’ve played with along the way, that when you’ve been around this long, there’s no sense in looking too far into the future, really. You don’t know how much longer it’ll last, so really just enjoy every minute of it.

Q: Did the retirement of Giants quarterback Eli Manning impact you in any way?
A: Eli’s obviously been a great Giant. I think he’s gonna be a Hall of Fame quarterback, obviously. But he’s a guy that’s done it all in New York, played…

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